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Happy New Year! Taking the care, upkeep, and maintenance of your home into your own hands can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor.  Why not kick off the New Year by taking charge of a few projects around the house? With this letter, I'm including a fun list of tips for the do-it-yourself homeowner.  Please remember that I am always available if you need advice.  You can reach me at (201) 970-6857 or visit my Web site at www.BryanLima.com. FIVE TIPS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF WORK AROUND THE HOME 1. Make a list: Spend some time taking stock of the kinds of maintenance and improvement projects you'd like to begin.  A well-considered list will help you to set reachable goals. 2. Assess your skills: Make sure that you carefully consider which projects you are fully capable of completing.  For example, unless you have sufficient experience with electrical, plumbing or construction w... (more)

Happy Memorial Day 2012

As Memorial Day 2012 is fast approaching, I hope you will take a moment to remember those brave soldiers who have selflessly dedicated their lives to serve our country. To those men and women who have fought and died, past, present and those who continue to serve today, we salute you! We normally celebrate the holiday here in America with parades, backyard BBQ’s, and consider the holiday a way to kickoff our summer each year.  However, we remember there is much more to the holiday that we can never forget. The meaning is the most important of all. I want to wish you, your family an... (more)

Is now the right time to buy?

I'm sure there are many people asking the question, "Is now the right time to buy?". Nobody really knows for sure. However, there are some facts that you can look at to help evaluate whether or not now is the right time to buy. For one, mortgage rates are currently close to the lowest they've been in almost 50 years. In addition, home prices are low and probably close to the bottom. There may be a little more ways to go, but I think we're close. With the Spring homebuying season upon us, we may see an increase in sellers in the market, which will increase inventory and possible p... (more)

Bergen County, NJ Real Estate Market

Real Estate on Ulitzer New Jersey's high cost of living makes it very difficult to purchase a home. Bergen County, NJ is the highest among all markets in homeownership affordability and also happens to be the most populous county in NJ. The median home price in Bergen County is $481,250. According to a 2007 estimate by the US Census Bureau, the median income of a family is just shy of $97,000. If you assume that not more than 28% of the household income should be used for the mortgage payment, that would mean that it should not be higher than $2,263 per month. Based on today's m... (more)

New Condo Listing - Paddington Square in Mahwah

Brand New Listing in beautiful Paddington Square located in Mahwah, NJ. $279,000 GREAT 1ST FLOOR ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH CONDO IN DESIRABLE PADDINGTON SQUARE. NEWER WOOD FLOORS AND CERAMIC TILE IN ENTRY FOYER AND KITCHEN. LIVING ROOM HAS SLIDING GLASS DOORS TO PATIO. NO STEPS. WASHER/DRYER IN UNIT. ASSIGNED PARKING SPOT #420 IN FRONT OF UNIT. AMENITIES INCLUDE TONS OF CONVENIENT PARKING, IN-GROUND POOL, PLAYGROUND AND CLUBHOUSE. PADDINGTON SQUARE IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED CLOSE TO NYC TRANSPORTATION, MAJOR HIGHWAYS & SHOPPING. UNIT IS AWAY FROM STREET AND OFFERS QUIET LIVING. LOW TAXES ... (more)